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John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton star in The Ice Harvest, a dark and satiric caper about a pair of Wichita schemers whose plan to steal millions from the mob backfires. Available on DVD and VHS from Universal Studios Home Entertainment on February 28, 2006, The Ice Harvest features a stellar ensemble as criminals and reprobates including Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, One Hour Photo) and Oliver Platt (Kinsey).

From acclaimed director Harold Ramis (Analyze This, Groundhog Day), The Ice Harvest’s razor-sharp script by Oscar® winner Robert Benton (Places in the Heart, Kramer vs. Kramer) and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo (Empire Falls) takes audiences on a wild ride brimming with larceny, lust and lethal behavior. The DVD’s special features add to the caustic mayhem with alternate endings, additional footage and an exclusive look behind the scenes of the season’s most darkly imaginative crime story. The DVD is priced at $29.98 SRP. Preorder close is January 24, 2006.


Charlie (John Cusack) and Vic (Billy Bob Thornton) plan to skip town with $2 million stolen from crime boss Bill Guerrard (Randy Quaid), but when the roads ice over, they spend one long booze-soaked cold winter's night in Wichita trying to stay one step ahead of the cops, Guerrard and each other.

John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton star in this hilarious and unpredictable thriller that critics are calling, “very funny stuff” (Richard Roeper, “Ebert & Roeper”).

When lawyer Charlie (Cusack) and his partner Vic (Thornton) steal from a mob boss, they think they’ve pulled off the perfect crime. But when they race through a night filled with mayhem, lust and lethal surprises, they realize that the biggest risk they’ll take will be trusting each other.

From the director of Analyze This and Groundhog Day, The Ice Harvest cracks with outrageous laughs and slippery twists that will keep you guessing until the very end!

Critics across America lauded The Ice Harvest’s twisted take on film noir. Dean Richards of WB-TV calls it “Wickedly hilarious!” and the Los Angeles Times’ Kevin Thomas says The Ice Harvest is a “classic guilty pleasure.” Richard Roeper of “Ebert & Roeper” raves, “John Cusack's back in prime, dark comic form. Very funny stuff.”


The Ice Harvest DVD is loaded with new material and specially created bonus features that keep the surprises and the laughs coming, including:

- Startling Alternate Endings �" Seen here for the first time.

- Outtake with Billy Bob Thornton

- Ice Cracking: Analysis of a Scene �" Walk through the tense faceoff scene with the filmmakers as they break it down step by gripping step.

- Cracking the Ice �" Screenwriters Robert Benton and Richard Russo provide an in-depth analysis of the transformation of The Ice Harvest from popular novel to enthralling screenplay.

- Beneath the Harvest - An insider’s look at the making of a subversively funny crime caper. 

- Exclusive Audio Commentary �" With director Harold Ramis


Run Time: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1); Full Frame (1.33:1)

Rating: R

Audio: English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; English SDH; French and Spanish Subtitles

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